Conway man remains critical following double shooting

troot@thesunnews.com or akelley@thesunnews.comJanuary 8, 2013 

— A man remained in critical condition at a Myrtle Beach area hospital on Tuesday, a day after he and another man were shot outside a home in Conway, according to authorities.

Two men were injured about 2:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot while in the 2000 block of Sixth Avenue in Conway, said Catina Hipp, public information officer for Conway Police.

One of the victims suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his left leg and he was treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and later released, Hipp said.

The other man suffered gunshot wounds in the shoulder and head. He underwent surgery Monday evening and came through that fine, but remains in critical condition at the hospital, Hipp said Tuesday morning.

Few details have been released about the shooting and police continued their investigation Tuesday.

On Monday, Conway officers spent hours at the scene gathering evidence and information after the shooting. Police also said a white Nissan Maxima is believed to have been involved in the incident. No other information about a suspect was available.

Spencer Gause lives a few streets away from Sixth Avenue and has been living in the neighborhood for seven years.

He said the neighborhood isn’t bad and he isn’t aware if there’s been an increase in crime lately.

On Dec. 27, a few blocks away on Ninth Avenue Dwayne Gaghum was shot in the head and killed while driving a Dodge pickup truck that crashed into a home.

At 3:30 p.m. that day, Conway police were called to Hemingway Street for a report of shots being fired, according to a press release. That afternoon, police said the incident was a traffic investigation and did not hit of suspecting foul play.

The next day, police said it was a homicide and the investigation continues.

On scene, police found a Dodge truck crashed into a home on the adjacent Taylor Square and Gaghum, 53, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, according to a press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an email, Capt. Tammy Carter said it appears Gaghum was the intended target of the gunshots, and wasn’t simply driving through the area as the shots were fired.

A mother and two children were living in the home, which was condemned Dec. 27 because of structural damage received during the crash, Carter said. The American Red Cross stepped in to assist the family, she said.

No suspect has been identified in that shooting and Hipp said Monday police have no information to connect the two shootings.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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